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External Research Prizes (Selected)

The distinction of outstanding scientific achievements is an important component of the promotion of science and research. Science organisations, companies, foundations and associations grant numerous prizes of this kind every year.

Heidelberg University announces these national and international research prizes regularly and invites faculties as well as scientists and scholars to nominate suitable candidates.

Research prizes which can be applied for by self-nomination are announced regularly by the Research Division through the INFOR-News Information Service.

 

Academy Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

Alfried Krupp Fellowship for Young Professors

Association for Informatics (GI) - Dissertation Prize

Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies

Baden-Württemberg State Research Award

Balzan Prizes

Bayer Thrombosis Research Award

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize

Communicator Award

Copernicus Award

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Hansen Family Award

Hector Science Award / Appointment to Hector Fellow

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Karl Heinz Beckurts Award

Klaus O. Fleck Prize from the Rhine-Neckar IHK

Leopoldina Early Career Award by the Commerzbank-Stiftung

Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences

Max Planck Research Award

Millennium Technology Prize

Otto Bayer Award

Südwestmetall Award for Young Scholars

World Cultural Council Awards

ZONTA Academic Award

 


 

Academy Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Funding amount € 50,000
Eligibility criteria The Academy Prize honours scientists whose current research is ground-breaking and opens up new and promising horizons. The prize is intended to support the major push toward ultimate scientific breakthrough; there is no age limit.
Disciplines Humanities and social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, biosciences and medicine as well as technological sciences.
Sponsor/funding institution Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every two years
Further information Academy Prize 

 

Alfried Krupp Fellowship for Young Professors
Funding amount € 1,000,000 (over 5 years)
Eligibility criteria The prize goes to young professors (maximum age 38), whose aptitude for research and teaching has been confirmed by the initial appointment to a permanent or temporary professorship (W2 or W3 professorship) at a tertiary institution in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Disciplines Natural sciences, engineering sciences
Sponsor/funding institution Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation  (Ger)
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Alfried Krupp Fellowship for Young Professors  (Ger)

 

Association for Informatics (GI) - Dissertation Prize
Funding amount € 5,000
Eligibility criteria Not only works that represent progress in the field of informatics itself are eligible, but also on informatics applications in other disciplines as well as the examination of the interaction between informatics and society.
Disciplines Informatics
Sponsor/funding institution Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Association for Informatics (GI) - Dissertation Prize 

 

Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies
Funding amount € 5,000
Eligibility criteria This prize honours outstanding achievements by young researchers whose research engages with intercultural reality in Germany, and related questions and challenges.
Disciplines all disciplines
Main prize: for doctoral dissertations and habilitation theses
Promotional prize: for Master’s, Diplom, Magister or State examination theses
Sponsor/funding institution Forum for Intercultural Life and Learning (FILL) e.V.  (Ger) in cooperation with the university and city of Augsburg
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies  (Ger)

 

Baden-Württemberg State Research Award
Funding amount € 200,000
Eligibility criteria EUR 100,000 each goes to two researchers, one doing basic research and the other applied research. The grant will enable the two prize-winners to implement a research project of their choice.
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution State of Baden-Württemberg 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Baden-Württemberg State Research Award  (Ger)

 

Balzan Prizes
Funding amount 750,000 Swiss Francs each. Since 2001 the statutes call for half the funds to be used for projects involving young researchers.
Eligibility criteria The four Balzan Prizes, two per category, are awarded to researchers, scientists, scholars and artists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level.
Disciplines Humanities, social sciences and art; physics, mathematics, natural sciences and medicine. The subject areas in which the awards are granted change from year to year.
Sponsor/funding institution International Balzan Prize Foundation 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Balzan Prizes 

 

Bayer Thrombosis Research Award
Funding amount € 30,000
Eligibility criteria The Bayer Thrombosis Research Award honors young scientists for outstanding scientifi c achievements in basic and clinical thrombosis research with a current focus particularly on the promotion of diagnosis, prevention and therapy of thromboembolic diseases (including epidemiology and health policy approaches).
Disciplines Medicine, human biology
Sponsor/funding institution Bayer Foundations 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Bayer Thrombosis Research Award 

 

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize
Funding amount € 50,000
Eligibility criteria The prize is awarded to scientists and scholars or research teams who have made a significant scientific contribution to tackling the great challenges facing society today.
Disciplines Humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, medicine
Sponsor/funding institution Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every two years
Further information Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize (Stifterverband) (Ger)
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize (German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina)

 

Communicator Award
Funding amount € 50,000
Eligibility criteria The award recognizes scientists and academics who have communicated their research findings to the public with exceptional success.
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution German Research Foundation (DFG) 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Communicator Award 

 

Copernicus Award for Outstanding Achievement in German-Polish Cooperation
Funding amount € 50,000
Eligibility criteria The Copernicus Award is conferred every two years to two researchers, one in Germany and one in Poland, for outstanding achievements in German-Polish scientific cooperation. It is conferred jointly by the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej, FNP).
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution German Research Foundation (DFG)  and Foundation for Polish Science 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Copernicus Award 

 

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
Funding amount € up to 2.5 million (over 5 years)
Eligibility criteria The Leibniz Programme aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution German Research Foundation (DFG) 
Call for proposals Rector's Office
Cycle annual
Further information Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 
Prize Winners Leibniz Prize Winners at Heidelberg University (Ger)

 

Hansen Family Award
Funding amount € 75,000
Eligibility criteria The foundation presents the Hansen Family Award to scientists in German-speaking countries for pioneering research in scientific areas related to medical science and medicine.
Disciplines

Human biology, Human genetics, Active substance research and pharmaceuticals, Red biotechnology, Genetic engineering, Cell physiology, Structural biology.

Sponsor/funding institution Bayer Foundations 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Familie-Hansen-Preis 

 

Hector Science Award / Appointment to Hector Fellow
Funding amount

€ 150,000

Eligibility criteria The Prize is awarded to professors from German universities and research institutions. It recognizes outstanding research achievements in the STEM fields, commitment to teaching and promoting young scientists as well as an overall contribution in advancing the discipline and/or their own institution/university. The awardees are appointed “Hector Fellows” and become members of the Hector Fellow Academy.
Disciplines MINT subjects
Sponsor/funding institution Hector Foundation II  (Ger)
Call for proposals Rector's Office
Cycle annual
Further information Hector Science Award / Hector Fellows 

 

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize
Funding amount Ten prizes of € 20,000 each
Eligibility criteria The prize is awarded to young researchers as a distinction for outstanding achievement. It is intended to assist young researchers in furthering their scientific careers.
Disciplines The prize may be awarded to young researchers who hold a doctorate in any discipline.
Sponsor/funding institution German Research Foundation (DFG)
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 

 

Karl Heinz Beckurts Award
Funding amount Three awards of € 30,000 each
Eligibility criteria This prize is for achievements arising from cooperation between research and business. It is awarded for outstanding academic achievements where the prizewinner can be shown to have contributed to new ideas for innovative applications.
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution Karl Heinz-Beckurts Foundation  (Ger)
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Karl Heinz Beckurts Award  (Ger)

 

Klaus O. Fleck Prize from the Rhine-Neckar IHK
Funding amount € 5,000
Eligibility criteria The prize for the advancement of young scientists is given annually for outstanding scientific achievements that address either issues specific to the Rhine-Neckar region or business science topics.
Disciplines Humanities, social sciences, business sciences, geosciences, medicine
Sponsor/funding institution Rhine Neckar Chamber of Commerce (IHK)  (Ger)
Call for proposals University Research Division

 

 

Leopoldina Early Career Award by the Commerzbank-Stiftung
Funding amount € 30,000
Eligibility criteria The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements by junior scientists (up to 10 years after receiving their doctorate) in a field represented by the Leopoldina.
Disciplines All disciplines represented by the Leopoldina
Sponsor/funding institution Commerzbank-Stiftung/Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Leopoldina Early Career Award

 

Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences
Funding amount € 300,000
Eligibility criteria The Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences honors the work of a European researcher under the age of 45, recognized by the scientific community for the quality of his or her publications, his or her status as a leader in the relevant field, the particular promise of his or her research project and the personal qualities demonstrated in mobilizing a structured team. The Prize is awarded in alternate years to a researcher established in France or working in another European country. The laureate’s laboratory receives 200,000 Euro of the prize money, 100,000 Euro are awarded to the winning researcher personally.
Disciplines Life Sciences
Sponsor/funding institution Fondation Bettencourt Schueller
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences

 

Max Planck Research Award
Funding amount Two awards of € 750,000 each
Eligibility criteria One foreign and one German researcher for outstanding, internationally recognized scientific achievements.
Disciplines The award is given on an annually alternating basis within the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences and humanities.
Sponsor/funding institution Alexander von Humboldt Foundation  and Max Planck Society 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Max Planck Research Award 

 

Millennium Technology Prize
Funding amount € 1,000,000
Eligibility criteria The tribute is awarded “for technological innovation that significantly improves quality of life and human welfare.”
Candidates can be either individuals or research groups.
Disciplines Natural Sciences
Sponsor/funding institution Technology Academy Finland 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Millennium Technology Prize 

 

Otto Bayer Award
Funding amount € 75,000
Eligibility criteria scientists in the German-speaking countries
Disciplines chemistry and biochemistry
Sponsor/funding institution Bayer Science & Education Foundation 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Otto Bayer Award 

 

Südwestmetall Award for Young Scholars
Funding amount Nine awards of € 5,000 each
Eligibility criteria Universities in the State of Baden-Württemberg nominate awardees who have done outstanding academic research (Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations) that is of special relevance to working life in industry and/or its social policy environment. 
Disciplines all disciplines
Sponsor/funding institution Südwestmetall  - Baden-Württemberg Employer’s Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle annual
Further information Südwestmetall Award  (Ger)

 

World Cultural Council Awards
Albert Einstein World Award of Science
José Vasconcelos World Award of Education
Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
Funding amount A diploma, a commemorative medal and $10,000 U.S.
Eligibility criteria The winners of the awards are outstanding representatives of the cultural community that have been working with dedication throughout their lives in science, education and the arts with clear contributions to the enhancement of mankind.
Disciplines The Albert Einstein World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition, and as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development.
The José Vasconcelos World Award of Education was established as an acknowledgement to those who have the all-important task of teaching the underlying basis of our present civilization.
The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts was established as a means of acknowledgment to those who offer a positive message to mankind through different expressions of art.
Sponsor/funding institution World Cultural Council 
Call for proposals University Research Division
Cycle: Albert Einstein World Award of Science: Annually
The José Vasconcelos and the Leonardo da Vinci Awards are given in alternate years.
Further information World Cultural Council Awards 

 

ZONTA Academic Award
Funding amount € 3,000
Eligibility criteria For the advancement of young women scholars and scientists at Heidelberg University. The award is given in recognition of outstanding work by a student or doctoral candidate at Heidelberg University.
Disciplines specified in the call for proposals
Sponsor/funding institution Zonta-Club Heidelberg  (Ger)
Call for proposals Equal Opportunities Office
Cycle every 2 years
Further information Zonta Academic Award  (Ger)

 

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